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May 2024 Minutes

Street Committee Meeting

May 21, 2024 - 12:30 p.m.


The meeting was called to order at 12:31 p.m.

Present were Scott Manchester, Assistant Director of Streets; Steve Hill, Director of Public Works; Paige Evans, Jennifere Baker and Susan Stockton, Committee members; Scott Liles, City Clerk.

The Street Report for April was reviewed.

Scott reported the Community Center project is going well, the contractors are now working on a building and pool; he said the electric wires were going to be pulled today.  Our crews were doing dirt work on another building and parking lots.  The total cost of this project as of April 30, 2024, is $1,199,176.07.  The Street Department recently sent a request for partial payment to the General Fund in the amount of $283,144.09.  This amount covers May 11, 2023, through December 31, 2023, for materials, labor and equipment the Street Department used. 

North Church Street has been completed.  The maintenance crew paved the street last week with the new laydown machine.  Scott reported that the machine works very well and will be good for the department.  The cost through April 30, 2024 is $151,995.10.

The Morris Street rebuild has also been completed.  New asphalt was placed by the Street Department with the new laydown machine, and it looks good.  There is a small amount of landscaping to do on Morris and it will be complete.  The cost as of April 30 is $124,529.90.

The new box culvert at Cedar Street and concrete ditch that was poured between Cedar Street and Spring Street has recently been completed.  The cost to this project through April 30, 2024, is $101,597.01.  A grand total will be reported at the next meeting.  

The rebuild project at 6th Street and Foster is going well.  Curb and gutter has been completed and the crew is now working on pouring new sidewalk on Foster then they will pour on 6th; the cost as of April 30th is $144,273.24.

Maintenance for the month of April totaled $22,326.09; Maintenance consisted of mowing right of ways, cleaning culverts, sign maintenance, starting the overlay program. 

Overlays have started, with the Maintenance crew milling planned streets to get new asphalt.  Scott reported 4th Street will have new asphalt today, and 8th Street will be milled tomorrow.

The status of the traffic light at 6th and Main was brought up.  Scott said the pole had been scheduled for delivery from Texas on Friday the 17th, but there had been a tornado, so the pole was scheduled to be shipped today. 

There was a lengthy discussion of a planned rebuild at Bradley Drive.  There are still some easements to acquire from some residents living on Cooper Estates Drive.  Bradley Drive had a rebuild scheduled in 2016; the project began at Highway 62 and the Back 40 restaurant and ended abruptly at the top of the hill by the church as agreed by Mayor Joe Dillard and the Street Committee at that time.   

The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 p.m.



Wide view of downtown Mountain Home